Goodwill Dallas Community Impact


In 2014, Goodwill Dallas introduced new programs that address both the challenges of advancing employment options for individuals with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions and moving forward with options to advance their economic security and self-sufficiency.

Asset Building

In 2014, Goodwill replaced its Financial Coach with an Asset Growth Manager to work with clients one-on-one to build assets alongside increasing financial knowledge and developing and meeting individual financial goals.


Financial Education Classes

Financial education in a classroom setting includes: Money Management, Basic Banking, Building Credit, Rebuilding Credit, Saving to Build Wealth and Identification Theft and Fraud. All curriculum and education materials meet the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education developed by the Institute for Financial Literacy.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) / 

ITIN Agent Tax Services

The VITA site uses community volunteers certified by the IRS to provide free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. The VITA program also partners with banks in order to assist the unbanked in opening accounts rather than falling prey to predatory lenders and other businesses charging fees to provide the same tax preparation and filing services.

Goodwill is also an official ITIN Agent certified to assist qualifying resident and nonresident aliens, their spouses, and their dependents with the ITIN application process, so they can legally file their taxes.

3,132
Unduplicated individuals received services.


6,117
Education, job-related, & employment services provided to North Texas residents.


2,964
Volunteers contributed over 30,000 hours of service.


996
Assisted by our two job connection centers.
27+ million
Pounds diverted from landfill.
1,262
Placed into a job equals $16.2 million in earned wages and benefits.
85 cents
Out of every dollar spent directly funds our mission and programs.

Goodwill Dallas’ Pathways to Financial Stability Program exceeded its target outcomes in 2015. Our VITA tax site served 537 individuals with free tax preparation services. Goodwill Dallas families received $49,845 in Earned Income Tax Credit for the year 2014. The site helped 520 families file their fax returns. Families who chose our services saved an estimated $200 in tax preparation fees, which equates to $104,000 for the group!

Giving to Goodwill to Save the Landfill

We work together as a system of interdependent components forming a unitary whole to accomplish an extraordinary vision. At Goodwill Dallas, sustainability is the deliberate integration of economic, social and environmental considerations as the driver of our business model to ensure long-term mission fulfillment. You, the donor, are the heartbeat of our system allowing us not just to imagine, but also allows us to do.

In 2010, Goodwill across the nation launched the Donate Movement, a global social responsibility platform and public awareness movement to inspire consumers and businesses to join us in promoting the positive impact donating has on people and the planet. Our 165 member agencies in the United States and Canada, and 14 international affiliates, continue to embrace waste reduction measures and pioneer new methods to ensure as little as possible is sent to the landfill.

Community Landfill Reduction